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literal -- as in: in the most literal sense
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  • Literally, my dear, I should not have the COURAGE to show myself today.
  • You would have surprised him if you had told him so; but it is a literal fact that he almost never addressed his daughter save in the ironical form.
  • Literally, she is.

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  • She thinks the creation story in the Bible is a literal description; while he thinks it is poetic.
  • The computer has no common sense. It will interpret everything you tell it literally.

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